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Structural Forces and Stresses for Wave Energy Devices


Stage

Phase 1

Project Lead

Ove Arup & Partners Ltd

Prior to issuing technology development calls, Wave Energy Scotland carries out landscaping studies to identify the state of the art for the selected technology development areas. This landscaping study investigates the typical structural forces and stresses expected to be encountered by Wave Energy Converters (WECs).

The report is aimed at developers of WEC devices and others in the supply chain who have a stake in the design, fabrication, operation and certification of wave energy converters. The objective of this report is to provide guidance on the application of relevant methods and standards to the design and analysis of WEC devices. The report is not intended to be a definitive nor an exhaustive list of design requirements, rather an interpretation of existing methods and standards in the context of WECs.

The report concludes with a suggested methodology for load and structural analysis of WECs.

The project was delivered by Ove Arup & Partners (Scotland) Ltd with partners Cruz Atcheson Consulting Engineers Lda.

Structural Forces and Stresses for Wave Energy Devices - Landscaping Study

This Landscaping Study provides guidance on the application of existing methods and standards relevant to the design and analysis of WEC devices.

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